BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:25 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham have reportedly captured the village of Khattab in northern Hama this morning after securing the key town of Souran last night.
According to a military source in Hama, the Syrian Arab Army’s 11th Tank Division was forced to mostly withdraw from Khattab last night after they failed to reenter Souran.
Following the loss of Khattab, the jihadist rebels turned their attention to the Mhardeh area, where they launched several attacks against the National Defense Forces (NDF) there.
A military source inside of Mhardeh told Al-Masdar that the Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham jihadists captured several points northeast of the city this morning.
The Syrian Arab Army has launched a counter-attack to recover the points around Souran; however, no gains have been reported to Al-Masdar yet.